Hi beauties! I know that I am not posting very frequently, but I am trying to only post when it feels “right.” I never want anything on GGS to feel forced, and I feel like as I let GGS unfold naturally, it is becoming the blog it is meant to be . . . beauty and wellness and inner beauty focused. Luckily, I have a few posts planned and I cannot wait to share them with you all! I posted this picture and story on Instagram this evening, and I wanted to share it here, too. It is the opening story in Treasure Yourself, and I love it so much. I hope you all enjoy, and are having a wonderful week!
“It was the early blossoming of spring and a girl was wandering through a garden when she discovered a cocoon hanging from the branch of a tree. It was almost time for a butterfly to emerge. Fascinated with her discovery she returned to the garden daily, enthusiastic to see all that would happen and hoping never to miss a thing. One day a small opening appeared and the girl saw the butterfly struggling to free itself from its cocoon and enter a new world. She watched intently, until the butterfly seemed to have stopped making progress. It appeared as if it had gone as far as possible and could go no further. The girl made a sudden decision; she began to remove pieces of the cocoon that were obstructing the butterfly. Excited, she watched as the butterfly emerged, hoping its wings would unfold. But her excitement turned into dismay as the butterfly remained unable to move. It was then that the girl realized what was happening: the cocoon was intended to create the struggle necessary for the butterfly to fly. In fact, it was not trying to escape . . . this was just nature’s way of making its wings stronger. It occurred to the girl that the butterfly would actually be grateful to the cocoon for the struggle that they would share.” -unknown